Learning Support Assistant - Woodfield School
What is the job role?
An opportunity to join the Woodfield team has arisen for dedicated and motivated individuals with a passion for supporting young people with special educational needs. Woodfield provides specialist SEMH education across Coventry between early years to the end of KS4. Woodfield currently comprises a Primary and Secondary provision on split sites. This role could be based at either primary or secondary, depending on the needs of the school and the abilities/experience of the successful candidate/s.
35 hours per week
39 weeks term time only
Who are we looking for?
You will be part of a motivated and supportive learning support team who work closely with individual teachers and pupils to provide targeted personalised support. You will be expected to support our highly successful pastoral team in addition to classroom-based work. The successful candidate needs to be flexible, versatile, nurturing and able to work effectively with whole classes and 1:1.
An understanding of the ‘Thrive’ approach which underpins all of our work is beneficial along an empathetic nature and a desire to understand what drives and triggers certain behaviours.
You will be expected to work independently with small groups and plan and prepare for this. You will need to have patience as well as good behaviour management skills, or the ability to develop them. You will also need a passion for working with young people and supporting those with barriers to their learning. All of the young people we serve have EHCPs with the majority of primary needs revolving around SEMH, a large percentage of our cohort have diagnosis of ASD and ADHD.
We are committed to staff professional learning and this role could provide a stepping stone towards either qualified teacher status or HLTA providing recognised pathways for career progression at all levels. If you are resilient and passionate about the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of young people then we need to hear from you. Part time candidates will be considered.
Please download the application pack and return completed direct to the school firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Friday 6th October 2023
Interview date: TBC
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.
Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.
Coventry City Council